As many of you know the license fee for GMRS is going down to $35 for a 10 year period. Pasco County has many GMRS licensees out there. A lot of us have an Amateur radio license and a GMRS license. They operate on 462MHZ, and there are repeaters. Most of the ham gear with 440 Mhz in it can be modified for GMRS use.
The price is right $3.50 a year gets up 22 channels simplex and 8 of them can be used for a repeater.
In Pasco County, there are a couple of repeaters up and running.
More information can be found at http://pascogmrs.us